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Photos courtesy of Durham_Cool and Hillsborough Photography.


This curated, community art show takes place within the Weekend of Art in Hillsborough, alongside Hillsborough's legendary Handmade Parade!

Handmade Market (previously Art in the Heart of Hillsborough) features original, handmade work 40+ local artists.

You'll find artists, food & beverage vendors, exciting experiences in Hillsborough's River Park (228 S Churton St.), 12-6 PM, around the Handmade Parade!

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2024 Market Announcements!


Watch for Stilts!

Katie Rebich will herald the parade start on stilts at Handmade Market, signalling when it's time to make your way to Churton Street!

Body Arts!

Face painting, henna, and fairy hair to get you parade-ready!

Caricature Artist!

Find Don Guth to capture the day with a caricature!

Busking Welcome!

Parade Timeline

Parade Staging: 3 PM
Burwell School Historic Site

Parade Start: 4 PM
Churton Street
*Click here for Route & Parking information!

Parade End: 5 PM
Back at Handmade Market for end-of-parade celebrations & "Puppet Petting Zoo"!

Walk With Us!

Whether you craft a puppet or help us carry one of ours', we need your help to pull off this parade. Join us at Staging and be a part of the show! 

Please register to WALK or WATCH. This event is free with a suggested donation.

2022 event photography courtesy of Donn Young & Drone Data and Film.

Food & Beverage


Pastries, cakes, cookies, scones, and more with Genevieve Pastry!


 Tacos, burritos, and nachos with El Jefecito!

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Kettle Corn with GypZea Maize!


Savories and Sweets from Kim's Bake Shop!

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Frozen custard with Whit's Hillsborough!


Creole hot plates with Bull City Eatery!

Handmade Market Artists

Click for links to artist websites where available.